|Author: ||Pierre L.
Minimum - Medium
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was described by Pierre L. Boiteau in
1941. It is found in northern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with
little to some water
and lots of sun. The stems can grow to four centimetres in diameter,
and up to 70 centimetres height. The flowers are greenish-yellow.
The genera name; Euphorbia
dates back to the first century BC, where King Juba II of
Mauritania used it in a reference to his doctor, Euphorbos, and that
name was kept as a generic name by Carl von Linnaeus. The
species name from André Louis Joseph Edmond Armand Guillaumin,
1885-1974, a French botanist.